Friday, July 31, 2009

Bruce Connew and Haruhiko Sameshima - 2 new photo books

The eagerly awaited launch of Bruce and Haru's new photo-books happens next week, Tuesday August 4, from 5 - 7pm at Studio La Gonda, Room 103, 1st Floor, 203 Karangahape Road. I have had the pleasure and privilege of a sneak look at the work in both these books. The result, two great books and two important New Zealand photographers at the top of their form. Connew's book, I Must Behave is a work, which examines control, from simple self-restraint to government manipulation, and how it modifies behaviour. Sameshima's Bold Centuries is a broad overview of his practise and his attempt at placing photographs in an open narrative, collected as a photographer and as a consumer of this image culture.

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